Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
They were deadly on the ground; Now they have wings
When the government puts all its rotten criminal eggs in one airborne basket, it's asking for trouble. Before you can say, "Pass the barf bag," the crooks control the plane, led by creepy Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom. Watching his every move is the just-released Cameron Poe, who'd rather reunite with his family. The action climaxes with an incredible crash sequence in Las Vegas.
Is there a six star option?
When it comes to Con Air, there are two kinds of people:-
1) People who think Con Air is fucking awesome.
2) People who I don't want to talk to.
"The last Mohican is burning, man!"
I hadn't seen this movie since it came out more than 15 years ago. I didn't much care for it then, but I have to confess I LOOOOOOOOOVED it today. What played as a ridiculously dumb action film then now hit me as a deliberately silly action comedy. There are some choices that were probably meant to play straight that have since aged into unintentional majesty (like the de rigueur Bruckheimer radio-friendly pop song that is hilariously dated AND so completely inappropriate for the material, LeAnn Rimes' "How Do I Live"), but for the most part this movie is deliciously self-aware.
The action is all rock solid, and the cast is impossibly great: John Cusack, Steve Buscemi, Danny Trejo, Ving…
Sometimes the mere mention of a film in someone's review can give you that urge to watch something. Steve Grzesiak's review of Passenger 57 touched on an action classic in the shape of Con Air. It's cheesy, it's implausible, but it's wickedly entertaining in that no holds barred thrilling action style the late nineties doted on.
Simon West's film has more than just Nicolas Cage to carry it. Cage plays a former US Ranger who is jailed in the opening credits for killing a man during a bar brawl that threatened his unborn daughter. Serving seven years, he's on a prison transport plane home to Alabama and release, as the rest of the inmates are on their way to a…
I remember a few years ago, on a cold Saturday during my second year of University, Con Air was on BBC1. All of my friends had gone out drinking so I thought to myself “hey, what better way to spend a Saturday evening than in the company of Messrs Cage, Cusack and Malkovich?”. A few nights later I was flicking through the TV when, lo and behold, I saw that Con Air was on again, though this time it had been demoted to BBC3. With nothing better to do, I decided to tune…
I love Nic Cage, but I don't think I've ever seen him be so badass in any other movie. Shit just got real.
>>I'm going to show you God does exist. <<
Producers discuss the ending
"How should this movie about a plane end?"
"With a cop motorcycle vs fire-truck fight??"
"You took the words right out of my mouth"
They furiously make-out
Terrible script. Terrible acting. They keep looking for awkward excuses to fit in profanities because it makes them edgy. You sound like idiots. How can you believe these characters are going to take someone's life if they make a "OOO look i'm being so naughty" face every time they do a swear.
This is neither one of Nicolas Cage's good movies, or one of his hilariously watchable bad ones. And I love bad Nicolas Cage movies.
Crass and corny brainless fun up until a point (around the time they leave Carson City, I think) and then it just becomes a colossal headache overloaded with information.
This film always holds a special place in my heart as my first R-rated movie I saw in a theater (what my parents were thinking taking a seven-year-old to this I have no idea) and after a few re-watches as adult it definitely holds up as a fun action movie.
LOVE YOU FOREVER, CON AIR
the only way to travel
Put my DVD of Con Air back in the box.
This movie is amazing, this is what the expendables should have been cheesy and have Nicolas Cage in it I love that man.
It's not apocalyptically berserk and charmless and nutty like John Woo's FACE/OFF. It's not as clumsy and righteous as John McTiernan's DIE HARD. It's a dumb and often disturbing action flick, but I think it hangs together in a surprisingly decent way, often better than those. Very pandering, in a slow and earnest start (Nic Cage is Jesus Christ), pompous length and import (a hard bureaucratic flurry), and buzzily catastrophic end (Vegas!), but it has a sharp, committed script that works for most of its run. Chappelle, Malkovich, Cusack, Buscemi are cool; Cage is decent but is left a little thin by so much story stretching. Overall, though, what a film!
Ignore the rating, really, because WTF.
My second viewing, and first since its release in 1997. I remembered this being a laugh-out-loud atrocity, but I guess I forgot just how batshit insane it really is. Mercilessly serious, overstuffed, homophobic, pointless, and reactionary, there's plenty to hate. But it's also kind of amazing that it even exists. Not just the overqualified cast (Malkovich, Buscemi, Cusack, Rhames, Dave Chappelle [?!] and Meany all supporting Cage) but the ludicrous action that somehow does make today's bloated CGI explosion-fests still seem tame. This is the best Michael Bay movie Michael Bay never made, and is probably so fucking entertaining specifically because Bay wasn't involved.
David Tattersall is the talented DP behind the loathsome yet…
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I FUCKING LOVE COLOURING
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There are some voracious film watchers on Letterboxd with diverse tastes so I thought it would be interesting to see…